Notebook: Bobcats 108, Wizards 106 (2OT)



Posted Nov 25, 2012 12:17 AM

By Rich Dubroff, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Byron Mullens scored 27 points, Ramon Sessions had 21 and Ben Gordon chipped in with 19 as the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Washington Wizards 108-106 in a double overtime win on Saturday night.

Reggie Williams hit a 3-pointer with 1:18 to play in double overtime to give the Bobcats a 104-103 lead. Charlotte is now 7-5. Last season, the Bobcats had a 7-59 record, the lowest percentage in NBA history. Washington is now 0-11.

The Wizards were led by Martell Webster's 21 points and Nene's 19.

QUOTABLE: "I said if we have to take a third overtime, and you don't like this moment, sub yourselves out because I love it personally,"

-- Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap

THE STAT: The Wizards are the 12th team to start the season 0-11 according to STATS LLC. The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets have the all-time worst start, 0-18.

TURNING POINT: Williams' 3-pointer was the only field goal he made. He was playing only because Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeff Taylor and Gordon had fouled out.

QUOTABLE II: "I'm not pointing a finger at my players. Obviously, it lies with me, I know it lies with me and I need to figure a way out to get this righted. That's what my job is and I'll take full responsibility for that."

-- Wizards coach Randy Wittman

HOT: Nene was 8-for-13 in the field in 29 minutes. It was just his second game back after missing nine games with a foot injury.

NOT: Kemba Walker was just 3-for-17 from the field, but hit three free throws in the second overtime.

GOOD MOVE: Dunlap playing Mullens nearly 46 minutes, 13 more than he's been averaging.

BAD MOVE: Wittman had intended to limit Nene to 20 minutes because of his sore left foot. He played 29 minutes, and it won't be a surprise if it has to sit out a game or two.

NOTABLE: The Wizards have lost their 11 games by a total of 72 points, an average of just over 6.5 a game.

IN THE ARENA: A fan held a sign up that read: "All I want 4 Christmas is a win." The 0-11 Wizards have 14 games between now and Dec. 25.

NEXT: For the Bobcats, Monday @ Oklahoma City, Wednesday @ Atlanta, Friday vs. Philadelphia. For the Wizards, Monday vs. San Antonio, Wednesday vs. Portland, Friday @ New York.